MNRF Seek Help in Investigation Over Dead Moose

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THUNDER BAY – LEGAL – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is seeking the public’s help in identifying the individual or individuals responsible for abandoning a cow moose northeast of Thunder Bay.

On September 29, 2018, conservation officers were made aware of a cow moose that had been shot and abandoned near Walkinshaw Lake. Officers located the moose along the east side of Highway 527, approximately six metres from the side of the highway. Officers recovered several critical pieces of evidence at the scene and were able to determine the time the moose was shot through interviewing witnesses. The abandoned moose was shot with a rifle and had been left to spoil.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the MNRF TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 toll-free any time, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also call the ministry’s Thunder Bay office during regular business hours at (807) 475-1471.